While waiting for the UPS truck this morning, and ignoring the laundry and the dirty dishes, I decided that my mantle needed tweaking. What is it about mantles that make them so challenging to accessorize? I find it difficult to achieve balance, without too much boring symmetry. Adding color without too much clutter is also a challenge.
Now THESE can stand up to a big, bossy capital letter. I was disappointed that they didn’t have a third size, you know that “rule of threes” thing and all, so I added the wooden box.
I kept the books and the largest apothecary jar, with some moss for texture and a snowflake for a little dose of Ohio in February reality.
Now I think I’ve achieved balance and color without clutter. What do you think? Care to share your mantle musings?
Ever notice how difficult it is to get a good picture of a mantle with a mirror above it?
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone! I’ve got a Star Wars birthday party for my newly 7 year old son to host, and a BEDROOM to paint!
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